Manchester United: Erik ten Hag may not get as much backing in January

Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag may be working with a budget in the January transfer window, if recent reports are to be believed.

Manchester United aren’t known to be the most frugal spenders in the world. In fact, it’s quite the opposite since they’re often forced to pay a premium for players who other teams could get for a cheaper price.

United are forced into already contemplating the January transfer window, with some off-field issues causing Erik ten Hag to have depleted options in certain areas. With some players such as Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial sure to leave, some new signings must be made.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag handed big January blow

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25% investment of the club isn’t set to be complete by the January transfer window. This is a big blow for Erik ten Hag, since the takeover would’ve likely meant a bigger transfer budget in the January window.

As we have reported before, the takeover isn’t expected to happen anytime soon, with the two parties set to be involved in lengthy negotiations. The Glazers won’t be willing to sell fast, since despite the pressure from the fans, they’re still raking in money.

Manchester United fans deserve better, of course. Nobody likes seeing their club run by incompetent fools such as the Glazers. However, some context is important, since they’re one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, playing in the best league in the world. While this doesn’t downplay the protests, it is important to remember some fanbases WISH their club was run like United.

But that’s just my opinion.

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho may have been handed a final lifeline by Ten Hag.

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